UK Passes Online “Thought Crime” Laws Where Clicking “Bad” Links Means 15 Years in Jail
The UK government has passed new laws where citizens can be jailed for accidentally clicking on “extremist” links online.
The new counterterror laws have been likened to “thought crime” by a United Nations inspector.
Yahoo News reports: A raft of new measures mean people can be jailed for viewing terrorist propaganda online, entering “designated areas” abroad and making “reckless expressions” of support for proscribed groups.
The government also lengthened prisons sentences for several terror offences, ended automatic early release for convicts and put them under stricter monitoring after they are freed.